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September 5, 2017                        Events, resources & information for the benefit of our members.  
Business Insurance Myth Busters
September 21
8:45-10:00 am
Bryan Center A&B
Business i nsurance is expensive and losses that are not fully covered is even more expensive. Learn from fellow Yellow Springs Chamber member and insurance expert Perk Reichley about how to get the most from your Business Insurance Program including reducing rates without sacrificing coverage.
Click here to RSVP for breakfast sponsored by Reichley Insurance.

Check out our new Member Benefit:
For those of you in Yellow Springs, you might be eligible for a reduced rate for your natural gas bill. For members outside Yellow Springs, you can also get reduced electric rates. Click on the logo to learn more. 

Check out our new website portal:
And be sure to watch the new video featuring Lisa Wolters  and Nate Cornett of Yellow Springs Brewery about their growing enterprise.

2017 Board
Craig Mesure, President
Nick Gaskins, Vice Pres
Sheila Dunphy Pallotta, Treasurer
Molly Lunde, Secretary
Randy Gifford
Bruce Grimes
Wendy Pace
Ann Simonson
Ex-Officio Members
Mario Basora, YS Schools
Dave Boyer, WPAFB

Chamber Staff
Karen Wintrow, Exec Dir
Alex Scott, Event Coordinator 
Lauren Mikesell, Weekend Staff
Print/Copy Services 
Color .35 members
         .40 nonmembers
B&W  .10 members
         .15 nonmembers
Marketing Plan members get an additional discount.
Discounts for large orders.
Email your documents and tell us the quantity, paper
& type of copies you need.   It's convenient and environmentally-friendly to shop local!  Get high quality, inexpensive copies plus printing and scanning services in the heart of Yellow Springs.
Click here to be added to our mailing list for weekly information about events in YS.
Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs
What is a Dementia Friendly Business?
It's simple:  it is a good business.  It is a business that helps people to live and shop in their hometown, Yellow Springs.  And it's a thriving, successful business.
People with memory difficulties want to shop locally and will do so when that business is more accessible.
Being Dementia Friendly will enable businesses to retain existing customers and attract new ones.
Forty-five percent of residents of Yellow Springs will be 65 years of age or older by 2020.  By making some small changes now, business will be able to anticipate a growing need from both customers and staff.
In Britain, they talk about the "grey pound"; we need to talk about the "grey dollar".  People over 65 spend money on entertainment, on eating out, on clothing, and on groceries.  And, for the most part, they do that by actually shopping in a store, rather than online.
The Yellow Springs Senior Center, in collaboration with the Greene County Council on Aging, will host a Breakfast on September 15 at 8:30 at the Senior Center on Xenia Avenue to kick-off its project, Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs. Partial funding for this project comes from the Yellow Springs Community Foundation and the Del Mar Social Innovation Fund of The Dayton Foundation.
It's free (and healthy thanks to Friends Care Center) and will be informative and less than 40 minutes.  Please join us to learn how you can work with others to make Yellow Springs a Dementia Friendly Community.

Images from our Business After Hours at
Antioch College Herndon Hall on August 17
Member News
Welcome New Members
1866 HouseLodging in downtown Yellow Springs
A Loft in the Springs Lodging downtown on the bike trail
Flyby BBQNew concept food truck and catering 
Greene County Council on Aging Serving GC seniors
GLD Enterprises Communications PR, Marketing Services
Lady Loom Modern, stylish women's boutique
Little Fairy Garden Fairy garden store & workshops
Michael Brown Wine importer
Miguel's Tacos Authentic taco truck behind King's Yard
Springhouse Architects Residential architecture
Wander and Wonder Outdoor lifestyle clothing
Whip Artistry Studio Lessons, demos, workshops
Women's Park Honoring the women of Yellow Springs
YS Homework Handyman, repair, maintenance

Thanks for Renewing 
AAA Wastewater, Aleta's CafĂ©, Antioch College, Asanda Imports, Baldwin Properties, Bentino's of Yellow Springs, Blue Hairon, Brandeberry Winery, Brilliant Smiles, Buyers Inspection Service, C.I.R.E.S., Central Chapel A.M.E. Church, Clark State Community College,   Village of Clifton, Coldwell-Banker Heritage Realtors, Dark Star Books, David Campbell Insurance Agency, Dayton City Paper, DeLong Air Inc., Dianne Collinson Ceramics, Digital Fringe, Ehmans Garage LLC, Gailz Tattooz, Glen Helen Association, Green Environmental Coalition, Greene County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Gregor Construction, Gulch on Dayton St., Healing Care Acupuncture, Heaven on Earth Emporium, Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn, House of AUM, House of Ravenwood, Infintech LLC, John Bryan Community Pottery, Kirby's Flowers, Kismet, Library Loft, Lucky Dragon, Matthew Cole CPA, Medcost, Miami Valley Educational Computer Assn., Moon Rose Massage & Spa, NAMI Clark, Greene & Madison Counties, Dan Phibbs, QuickPro Bookkeeping Service, Sam & Eddie's Open Books, ScreenPlay Printing, Speedway Yellow Springs, Thinker Academy, Tom's Market, Town Drug, Trade Winds Imports, Urban Gypsy, US Bank, Victoria Greenplains Farm B&B, Wildflower Boutique, Yellow Springer, Yellow Springs OB/GYN, Yellow Springs Psychological Center, Zeller Insurance

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Business Education & Events

Greene County Career Center Workforce Education
Various classes and times; 2960 W. Enon Rd., Xenia, OH
Meeting the needs of business and individuals in workforce training and certification. Adult classes.

Clark State Community College Workforce Training
Various classes, times and locations; (937) 431-7164
Professional development classes and individualized programs to help your employees and company rise to the top.

Various classes and  times; Brinkman Educational Center, Springfield, OH; (937) 328.7972
Providing workshops, certifications, consulting, networking and meeting space to help lead, grow and strengthen non-profit organizations.

Wright State University SBDC Workshops 
Various Times; Various Locations.  Register online.
A series of classes for anyone starting a new business including start-up basics and writing a business plan. Other specialized classes also available.   

Various Times; Various Locations
A variety of free and fee-based business courses to meet your needs and challenges. Information and services valuable to start up business or one looking for new ideas to improve. Mentoring services and workshops are free or minimal cost.

Dayton SCORE Non-Profit Initiative
Various Times; Various Locations
An assessment tool, workshops and mentoring to improve the operations of non-profit organizations.